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Poster: dqi535 Date: Apr 8, 2012 2:10am
Forum: moviesandfilms Subject: PD Movies

Are "The Last Time I Saw Paris" starring Elizabeth Taylor, and "The Stranger" starring Orson Welles real PD movies. And if they are, what is the reason that makes them so.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: Apr 8, 2012 6:52am
Forum: moviesandfilms Subject: Re: PD Movies

Both are public domain.
"Last Time I Saw Paris" was published with an incorrect copyright notice (dated 1945 not 1954) when MGM attempted to renew the copyright in 1982 (28 years after 1954) the renewal registration was rejected as being too late for the date-in-notice.

"The Stranger" was published and registered for copyright in 1946. The registration renewal was due in the registration anniversary window 1973-1974 and no renewal was lodged, so the film entered the public domain.

This post was modified by Video-Cellar on 2012-04-08 13:52:12

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Poster: dqi535 Date: Apr 8, 2012 8:26am
Forum: moviesandfilms Subject: Re: PD Movies

Thank you very much, Video-Cellar. You have been a great help.
Keep the good work.